Scotch Plains Tavern Spring/Summer Menu



Vegetable Spring Rolls – Julienned vegetables rolled in flaky pastry with a sweet chili Thai sauce.  $14

Chicken Dumplings – Crispy chicken and lemongrass dumpling, scallion, ginger soy dipping sauce. $13

Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Topped with Parmesan and baked to a golden brown, served with tortilla chips.  $15

PEI Mussels & Focaccia – Roasted tomato, garlic, lemon herb cream with toasted focaccia. $17 GF upon request

Calamari – Flash fried calamari, banana pepper rings served with our chef’s own marinara. $15

SPT Nachos – With braised Argentinian beef, white corn tortilla, pico de gallo, cheddar, cilantro lime crema.  $15, Guacamole $2

SPT Wings – Chicken wings tossed in your choice of sauce: our signature SPT wing sauce, garlic parmesan, spicy mango habanero or BBQ. 5 wings $9, 10 wings $17, 15 wings $24

Tavern Chips – Crispy chips and house made blue cheese onion dip. $10

Warm Pretzel – Salted large baked pretzel and cheddar cheese dip. $10


 All sandwiches served with tavern fries and a pickle. Substitute truffle fries, sweet potato fries or onion rings $3. Gluten free roll $2.

The Tavern Burger – 8oz. Black Angus with lettuce, tomato and red onion. Add choice of cheese.  $14  Add sautéed onions for $1

Fire Pit Burger – 8oz. burger with cheddar cheese, shredded iceberg, tomato, bacon, chipotle mayo and frizzled onions on toasted brioche. $17

French Onion Patty Melt – With melted Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and our house made onion dip served on grilled rye. $16

SPT Stilton Port & Short Rib Burger – Our signature burger features a thick cut 8oz. Black Angus short rib and chuck burger seasoned and slow grilled on brioche with onion jam, smoked bacon, baby arugula topped with aged Stilton and Port wine reduction. $18

Prime Rib Sandwich – Thin sliced Prime Rib dipped in rosemary au jus with caramelized onions, Gruyere and horseradish mayo on a 6” roll. $17

Turkey Avocado BLT – Sliced oven roasted turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayo and avocado on choice of bread or wrap.  $16

Ranch Chicken Wrap – Chopped crispy chicken, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, bacon and ranch dressing. $16

Burrata BLT Sandwich – Burrata, bacon, arugula, plum tomatoes, fresh basil pesto and balsamic glaze on toasted brioche. $17

SPT Half & Half – ½ house corned beef and ½ pastrami with caramelized onions, Gruyere, coleslaw and tangy SPT house sauce on grilled euro rye. $18

Reuben – Choice of corned beef or pastrami with Swiss, thousand island, and sauerkraut, on grilled euro rye. $16

Crispy Chicken Sandwich – Chicken breast coated in seasoned bread crumbs (or sub grilled marinated chicken breast). Served on brioche topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, cheddar, smoked bacon and poblano mayo. $16

BLT – Hickory smoked bacon with lettuce, tomato and mayo on choice of euro bread. $14 Add choice of cheese. $1


Shrimp Scampi – Sautéed shrimp, garlic, lemon zest and white cheddar.  $15

Prosciutto and Pear – Sliced pears, prosciutto, Gorgonzola, honey and rosemary.  $15

Chicken, Bacon & Ranch – Grilled chicken, bacon, red onions, shredded white cheddar & ranch dressing (or BBQ upon request). $14

Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Flatbread – With pesto and balsamic reduction. $14

Hot + Cold

New England Clam Chowder – Clams, potato, bacon, cream, fresh herbs and spices. $9

French Onion Soup – Caramelized onion, toasted baguette, provolone and Gruyere cheese topped with frizzled onions. $8

Tortellini Salad – Three cheese tortellini, grape tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives, fresh mozzarella and basil with Italian vinaigrette.  $16

Asian Bok Choy Salad Bowl – Baby bok choy, napa cabbage, sliced radishes, scallions, toasted almonds, mandarin orange slices and fried chow mein noodles with a sesame ginger vinaigrette.  $16

Southwest Taco Salad – Romaine lettuce with a black bean, corn and cilantro mix, pico de gallo, shredded white cheddar and tortilla strips topped with chipotle aioli and ranch dressing.  $16

Peach Salad – Arugula tossed in a honey vinaigrette with peaches, candied walnuts, red onions & goat cheese. $16

Ahi & Avocado Poke Bowl – Fresh marinated Ahi, Avocado, cucumber, radish, scallions, spring greens, cilantro, pickled onions, sriracha & lime in a sesame soy dressing. $20 GF

Mixed Greens – Mixed greens with tomatoes, julienne carrots, cucumber, red onion and balsamic vinaigrette. $10, side $5 GF

SPT Caesar – Hearts of Romaine tossed in a lemon Caesar dressing with EVOO and garlic parmesan crostini. $14, side $7 GF upon request

Add chicken $6, salmon $9,or shrimp $10 to any salad. (Blackened add $2)

Tavern Entrees

Asian Glazed Salmon – Roasted salmon filet marinated in Thai chili sauce, topped with scallions, served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetable. $29

Broiled Mahi Mahi – With tropical salsa and spicy honey glaze, served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetable. $29

Fish & Chips – Fresh cod hand battered and fried with tartar sauce and tavern fries. $20

† Twin 5oz. Filet Medallions – With sautéed shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions and a Dijon whiskey sauce, served with herb roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetable. $36

Seared N.Y. Strip Steak – 12oz. cut marinated in rosemary and garlic, topped with melted gorgonzola cheese, merlot demi-glace, served with housemade herb roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetable. $32 GF upon request

Signature SPT Ribs – A full rack of slow roasted pork ribs in our own SPT rub finished with our house bourbon BBQ sauce served with sweet potato fries and coleslaw. Full rack $30  Half rack $20 GF upon request

Parmesan Panko Chicken – Tender, juicy, chicken breast with a parmesan and panko coating with a fresh herb veloute, housemade herb roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetable.  $24

Tuscan Garlic Scallops – Seared scallops with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in a lemon, garlic cream sauce served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetable.  $32 

Summer Small Plates

Fried Oyster – Fresh fried oysters, tartar sauce and coleslaw. $18

Caprese Salad – Sliced fresh mozzarella and vine ripened tomatoes with balsamic and EVOO drizzle and fresh basil.  $14

Tuna Tacos – Chilled Ahi tuna, warm flour tortillas, ginger cabbage slaw, pico de gallo, cilantro lime crema with wakame salad. $18

Ahi Tuna “Sashimi” – Chilled Ahi tuna served with wakame salad, pickled ginger, fried chow mein noodles and black sesame Asian drizzle. $17 GF upon request

Argentinian Beef Barbacoa & Plantains – Braised beef barbacoa, sweet fried plantains, guacamole, topped with pico de gallo, cilantro crema and fresh lime. $17

GF – Gluten Free

† Beef & egg items may be cooked to order per request.

Thoroughly cooking meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs reduces the risk of foodborne illness.


Available Thursday – Sunday 3:00 to 6:00pm

Mystic Oyster – Fresh shucked, served with cocktail sauce and lemon. $2 each


Vegan upon request.

Chopped Black Bean Burger Wrap – A vegan black bean burger with arugula, carrots, red onion, cabbage, pico de gallo and poblano mayo in a spinach wrap. Served with tavern fries and a pickle. $16

Avocado Quinoa Tostadas – Crispy corn tortillas topped with Quinoa, fresh lemon juice, goat cheese, topped with sliced avocado.  $14


Hot Dog – With tavern fries.  $9

Kids Cheeseburger – With tavern fries. $9

Chicken Tenders – With tavern fries. $9

Mac ‘n’ Cheese – Penne pasta in a housemade cheddar cheese sauce. $9

Grilled Cheese – With tavern fries.  $9

Cheese Pizza Flatbread – $12


Beignets – Light and fluffy pastry, fried and served with butter pecan ice cream,
maple syrup and powdered sugar $10

Cannolis – House filled and served with fresh seasonal fruit $9

Brownie Sundae – Warm fudge brownie, vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream $9

Cheesecake – With graham cracker crust, strawberry drizzle and whipped cream $8

Chocolate Torte – Rich chocolate torte with strawberry drizzle *Gluten Free* $8



124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

Tel: 860.662.4032


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